Madagascar is an island country surrounded by the Indian Ocean off the south-eastern coast of Africa. It is the fourth largest island in the World that is the least spoilt by human intrusion. Almost the entire country is worth being explored multiples. However, that cannot be possible for tourists. So, a list of the top 5 attractions in Madagascar has been chalked out hereunder for the convenience of tourists. Almost everyone recommends a visit to the following sites to tourists of this island nation.
“The Blue City”, “The Forbidden City” and “The Holy City” are the other terms that are used to refer to Ambohimanga. It is said to be the place of origin of the Malagasy race and is considered as a cultural identity. It is often missed by tourists, who think that a visit to Madagascar is to experience the untouched natural diversity. The Rova Palace, which was built with cement made of egg-white and features a huge circular gate that requires the effort of forty men to roll, is alone a reason enough to visit this place.
Famous for its lemurs, Ranomafana National Park is a huge, ancient rainforest that is spread over more than 41,000 hectares of land. It is located near the south-eastern part of the country. One of the most known features of the national park is the rich biodiversity. There are a dozen species of lemurs who represent the major attraction of the forest. Besides, ample varieties of birds, lizards, etc. can be found on the island. The area was named a national park in 1991 to limit human interference with wildlife.
Once it used to be the capital of pirates like Thomas White, William Kidd, etc., now, it is one of the top 5 attractions in Madagascar. It was the major centre of piracy due to its lagoons and vegetations that make hinder navigation and sight. It lies to the East of the great Red Islands and is often referred to as Nosy Boraha. Diving, fishing, surfing and whale watching are the famous aquatic activities while beaches are occupied for skin-tanning.
In 1990, UNESCO included Tsingy de Bemaraha into the list of World Heritage Sites due to its mangrove forests, specific wildlife population and unique karst limestone rock formation. You can visit the southern area of Tsingy de Bemaraha is a national park. It's possible to hike and enjoy nature around you. However, you can't access the northern side. It's marked as a protected natural reserve, with no entry possible for tourists.
The literal meaning of Nosy Be is “big island”. It is one of the most popular tropical and exotic resort in the world. Nosy Komba, Nosy Sakatia, Nosy Tanikely, etc. are the surrounding cities that must be explored too. The mixed scent of lemongrass, mint herbs, vanilla and yang is the characteristic feature of this place.
In just 11 days and 10 nights, it is possible to taste the adventure while sailing on the Tsiribihina River. A trip to enjoy the beautiful turquoise waterfall of Anosin'ampela and to visit the Riverside population during the visit of the village of Begidro. Dedicated to the West, this tour also includes exploring the spectacular Tsingy of Bemaraha.
On the East Side Of Madagascar, we propose to visit two completely different regions. From the houses in red earth surrounded by rice fields where the population is active in the fields we gradually go down the east coast through the pangalane canal dotted with small villages to end up in the dunes of Ifaty where the time seems to stop.